Capt. Scott A. Carroll named new Commanding Officer of the Navy's Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5)

Capt. Scott A. Carroll named the new Commanding Officer of Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5). He succeeds former Commanding Officer, Capt. Chris Nelson, in the position. He was commissioned in 1995 through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. His operational assignments include sea tours aboard USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973), Assault Craft Unit FIVE, USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37), Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE, and Carrier Strike Group. Capt. Carroll’s command assignments include USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) and ZUMWALT Squadron ONE. Ashore, he served as Executive Assistant to the Pacific Fleet Director of Operations, Plans, Policy and Training (N3/5/7), Maritime Operations Officer, Executive Assistant to the Indo-Pacific Command Director of Operations (J3), Branch Head for Readiness, Maintenance and Operations in the Surface Warfare Directorate (OPNAV N96), and Director of Training/Assessments (N7) and Plans/Strategy (N5) for Undersea Warfighting Development Center (UWDC). Capt. Carroll most recently served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (N3/7) at Expeditionary Strike Group THREE/ Amphibious Force THIRD Fleet (CTF 36). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from National Defense University.


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